The Amazon Kindle: The beginning of the end for books?
Wednesday, November 21, 2007/
Amazon has launched an electronic book reader, called the Kindle, which it hopes will revolutionise the way people buy and read text-based visual content.
It has a small keyboard for text or web searches and 256MB internal storage. The idea is to download your favourite online books, magazines and newspapers – many of which are or will be available through Amazon, naturally – which you can then take around and read on your Kindle.
All very snazzy, but there is a downside – the Kindle costs $US400. You could get quite a few actual books for that price.
Social media mishaps: Why businesses should think twice before cracking jokes online Catriona Pollard CP Communications founder
An ‘opportunity-hunting’ generation: Here's what millennial workers need and want Karen Gately Corporate Dojo founder
Spilling the beans: Why inviting someone to 'grab a coffee' is disingenuous and unnecessary Sue Parker DARE Group founder
Why success is simple, motivational speakers suck and Eye of The Tiger is dead to me Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
How Emily McWaters manages her Sydney-based business from Kangaroo Island Emily McWaters The Hamper Emporium chief
Why 'Orwellian' performance monitoring is crucial to building an ethical company culture Michael Kodari Kodari Securities chief